A unique, highly visual and systematic approach to dermatologic diagnosis
Guidebook to Dermatologic Diagnosis provides an innovative and methodical approach to the diagnosis of skin lesions and rashes. The mainstay of diagnosis in dermatology is the physical exam which rests on visual diagnosis. This resource classifies dermatoses on morphologic grounds with diseases that look the same grouped together. Centered around “The Wheel of Diagnosis” which factors in several important clinical considerations necessary to formulate an accurate diagnosis, the book is enhanced by numerous images organized by clinical appearance rather than known diagnosis. This type of image grouping is specifically designed to teach readers how to think through and eventually arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
Each chapter is enhanced by tips on special testing, management, as well as the diagnostic approach. Although primarily written to be an innovative way to enhance dermatologic diagnostic skills, this unique resource can also be used at the point of care to confirm diagnosis. Whether you are a medical student, dermatology resident, internist, family practitioner looking to develop your approach to dermatology, or a seasoned dermatologist looking to augment your methodology of teaching differential diagnosis, this book is intended to be your guide, your authority, and your companion.
Guidebook to Dermatologic Diagnosis provides in-depth coverage of:
How to use the “Wheel of Diagnosis”
Diagnostic clues from secondary lesions and pigment changes
Reaction patterns and color differentials as diagnostic determinants
Dermal, papulosquamous, vesiculobullous, vascular, and eczematous reaction patterns
Examining the scalp, hair, nails, mucous membranes, and lymph nodes